After spending some time messing around with everything in Renoise on Linux that’s native (DSP, sampling capabilities, all that jazz), I’ve started to expand out to the use of plugins. In going through the forums, I see a lot of people rallying for LV2 support, which would be neat, but it seems like there’s a few technical hurdles to overcome first.
There are a few native Linux VSTs out there, but they’re very much hit or miss . I’ve encountered a few different glitches when trying to load them up. To work around this, I’ve been using a third-party package (dssi-vst) that loads up the Windows version of the plugin as a separate application and pipes the audio through Jack.
Which got me thinking… is there a way to implement dssi-vst as a native device within Renoise for Linux? To have something like “Windows VST” listed as an available DSSI/LADSPA plugin out-of-the-box? I know this would likely require rolling WINE libraries or dssi-vst into the application - would that be prohibited by the GPL?